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Syria Accuses John Kerry Of Lying

AP | ALBERT AJI | Posted 10.27.2013 | World

By ALBERT AJI, The Associated Press DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syria on Tuesday said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was lying when he stated there...

UN Inspectors Probe Allegations Of Chemical Attack In Syria

AP | LEE KEATH and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 10.26.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — U.N. experts collected samples and testimony from Syrian doctors and victims of an alleged chemical weapons attack Monday foll...

AP: U.S.-Russia Meeting On Syria Postponed

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The State Department says it is postponing a meeting with Russian diplomats on Syria this week. The meeting at The Hague was about...

What Happens After We Bomb Syria?

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There are no easy answers, and there may in fact be no good answers either. There may in fact be only bad options, struggling to define which is the worst outcome.

Syria Gas Attacks Target Well-Organized Rebels, Activists Say

Reuters | Posted 10.26.2013 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, Aug 26 (Reuters) - A diplomat and activists said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had been trying for so...

Kerry: Chemical Weapons Used In Syria

Posted 08.27.2013 | World

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters on Monday that the U.S. has additional information about the alleged chemical weapons attack in Dama...

Kerry To Make Statement On Syria

AP | MATTHEW LEE and JULIE PACE | Posted 10.26.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration was expected Monday to toughen its criticism of Syria's alleged chemical weapons use, with Secretary of State J...

Assad: Syrian Troops Did Not Use Chemical Weapons

AP | LEE KEATH and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 10.25.2013 | World

MOSCOW (AP) - Syrian President Bashar Assad said his troops did not use chemical weapons in an attack on a rebel-held suburb in a Damascus last week ...

Syrian Rebels Smuggling Evidence From Alleged Chemical Weapons Strike To UN

Reuters | Posted 10.23.2013 | World

By Erika Solomon BEIRUT, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Syrian activists say they are smuggling out body tissue samples from victims of an allege...

Russia Backs UN Probe Of Alleged Gas Attack In Syria

AP | Posted 08.23.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- The Russian Foreign Ministry is calling for an independent probe by United Nations experts into what Syrian rebels alleged was a chemical we...

Another Grim Milestone In Syria

Reuters | Posted 10.22.2013 | World

GENEVA, Aug 23 (Reuters) - The number of Syrian children forced to flee their devastated homeland will on Friday reach a million, half of all the re...

France: Force An Option In Syria If Assad Used Chemical Weapons

AP | ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 10.22.2013 | World

PARIS -- France's foreign minister on Thursday raised the possibility of the international community using force in Syria if it is proven that Bashir ...

Syrian Forces Bomb Area Of Alleged Chemical Attack

AP | LEE KEATH and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 10.22.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria's deputy prime minister told The Associated Press that foreign fighters and their international backers are to blame for...

LOOK: Kurdish Girls Join The Fight In Syria

Posted 08.20.2013 | World

When Rokan Abrahim's school in the north of Syria closed because of the fighting, the 21-year-old took matters into her own hands. She joined an all-f...

Photos Reveal Terrifying Extent Of Syria's Refugee Crisis

Posted 08.20.2013 | World

Shocking images released by the United Nations' Refugee Agency on Monday reveal the enormity of Syria's lingering refugee crisis. Nearly 30,000 Sy...

UN Inspectors Arrive In Damascus To Begin Chemical Weapons Probe

AP | ALBERT AJI | Posted 10.18.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — After months of drawn-out negotiations, United Nations experts arrived in Damascus on Sunday to begin their investigation into...

At Least 15 Dead, Dozens Wounded In Syrian Airstrike

AP | Posted 10.16.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian warplanes struck targets in a rebel-held district in the contested northern city of Aleppo Friday, killing at least 15 people, w...

Syrian Rebel Military Leader Visits Assad Stronghold

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 10.12.2013 | World

BEIRUT — The military commander of Syria's main Western-backed opposition group visited rebels in the coastal province that is President Bashar ...

U.S. Ramps Up Syria Aid

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, Aug 7 (Reuters) - The United States is providing $195 million more in food and humanitarian aid to Syria to mark the end of Ramadan for ...

Syrian Refugees Struggle To Protect Daughters From Exploitation

GlobalPost | Hillary Margolis | Posted 08.08.2013 | World

AMMAN, Jordan— When I met them in early June, Abu Nizar, his wife and their three daughters — aged 22, 18 and 14 — were perched on threadbare ma...

Look: Before And After Images Of Aleppo's Destruction

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 08.08.2013 | World

In July 2012, Fighters loyal to embattled Syrian president Bashar al-Assad launched a full-scale assault to recapture the northern city of Aleppo, wh...

62 Rebels Killed In Clashes With Syrian Army

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2013 | World

BEIRUT, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Sixty-two rebel fighters were killed in a Syrian army ambush at dawn on Wednesday near the town of Adra, east of Damascus,...

Syrian Rebels Claim Major Victory

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 10.06.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Syrian rebels captured a major air base in the north of the country on Tuesday after months of fighting, depriving President Bashar Assad's ...

LOOK: Mosques And Churches Destroyed In Syria Conflict, Icons Desecrated

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.06.2013 | Religion

Violence in the city of Qusayr in central Syria has caused its 50,000 original inhabitants to almost totally desert it, as government and rebel forces...

Watchdog: Syrian Military Firing Ballistic Missiles In Populated Areas

AP | Posted 10.04.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Human Rights Watch says the Syrian military is firing ballistic missiles into populated areas where it is battling rebels, killing hund...